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Unit description

Introduces students to diabetes management strategies including: different technologies to monitor blood glucose levels; glucose-lowering medicines and injection technique; nutrition therapy; physical activity guidelines; and approaches to psychosocial assessment.  Comprehensive person-centred assessment and care planning methods are explored.  The interdisciplinary nature of diabetes education and management is examined.  

Unit content

  • Principles of diabetes management
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Diabetes medications management
  • Psychosocial issues in diabetes

The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 1 (Clinical Practice), 3 (Research and Quality Improvement) and 5 (Leadership and Advocacy) of the National Competency Standards for Credentialled Diabetes Educators.

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the relationships and referral processes within the multidisciplinary healthcare teamKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate problem solving skills to manage hypoglycaemiaKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3explain the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose and interpret resultsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4critically appraise literature and translate evidence into practiceIntellectual rigour
5apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6compare and contrast glucose lowering medications used in diabetes managementIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
7identify the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the relationships and referral processes within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate problem solving skills to manage hypoglycaemia
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. explain the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose and interpret results
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically appraise literature and translate evidence into practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. compare and contrast glucose lowering medications used in diabetes management
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. identify the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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